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Replay the Leaders Forum

You'll find useful links and a the chance to watch video of the Journalism Leaders Forum here

The event took place on the same day as our Digital Editors Network meeting and featured Steve Yelvington, Stephen Gray, Kevin Anderson, Simon Reynolds, Jane Singer and Fran├žois Nel discussing what hard times are teaching media decision-makers about the way forward.

Oct 7th Digital Editors' Network legal briefing

Digital Editor's Network Legal Briefing Oct 7th

What legal risks are newspapers and media organisations taking as they expand on to an ever increasing array of new media platforms?

Blogs, comment boards, forums, digital archives, links to third party content and the speed of breaking news online are all providing us with fresh legal challenges as we straddle the divide between traditional media and online communities.

I am pleased to say that we will be having some high profile speakers from media law experts Wiggin LLP at our next meeting on October 7th to look at some of these issues.

Caroline Kean, Wiggin’s head of litigation, will lead the discussion at the Digital Editors’ Network meeting at UCLan in Preston.Caroline is a vastly experienced media lawyer who acts for national and regional newspapers, magazines, book publishers, television and film companies.

She has been acclaimed as one of the UK's top female solicitors and is vice president of the Media Society and legal adv…

June meeting invitation

What happened when a traditional daily newspaper opened up their newsroom decision-making to everyone - customers, collaborators, colleagues and competitors - in real time?
Hear from Alison Gow, deputy editor and one of the forces behind the Liverpool Daily Post LIVE project, at a Trinity Mirror Merseyside open house for Digital Editors Network on 16 June. You’ll also hear from David Higgerson, new Head of Multimedia for Trinity Mirror Regionals, on his plans for the future, and from Business Development Director Mark Dickinson on why he’s bullish about monetising the web.
The afternoon will start with a short walk-about the Merseyside news and will be followed by a (pay-as-you-guzzle) drinks & dinner Net(work)ing event at Piccolino Italian restaurant.
1:45 pm Registration at TM Regionals front desk, Old Hall St , Liverpool. (It's the vast glass-fronted building just up the road from Moorfields train station) NB. the Pall Mall NCP car park is the most convenient for motori…

Thanks for your support

Thanks for your support last week. It's great to see people travelling from far and wide (Ipswich and Dundee!) to take part.
I think this list gives some idea of who attended. Sorry if I've missed anyone out.
Craig McGinty, freelance Sarah Hartley, MENAndy Dickinson, UCLanAlison White, Reading Evening News Christian Dunn, Evening Leader Arup Biswas, Johnston PressGeorge Hopkin, Johnston PressLouise Thomas, UCLanIan Harvey, Express & StarOliver Luft, Journalism UKStewart McIntoshMartin Hamer, LEPRod Kiddell, Sirius Media Richard Rooney, DC ThomsonJames Griffin, Evening StarDavid Higgerson, Daily PostDan Owen, Daily PostLee Swettenham, GMWNMarin Hamer, LEPRick Waghorn, myfootballwriter.comPeter Boler, MENNick Turner, CN GroupSue Crawford, CN Group

April Programme now also includes open Hitwise workshop

The key question for this month's Digital Editors Network meeting, as well the Journalism Leaders Forum on 29 April, is pretty straightforward: Where's the money?

To help us get some answers (and to phrase some more nuanced questions), we've lined up speakers from inside and outside the mainstream media. Here's un update on the programme:

Venue: Room 273, Greenbank Building, University of Central Lancashire in Preston. (Directions).

Parking: Several car parking spaces have been booked on the visitors' car park in front of the Foster Building. Participants who want to make use of these need to report to the attendant and say they are for the Digital Editors Network - he will show them where to park. (Of course, the venue is only a 10-minute walk from the train station.)


1-45pm - Registration & buffet lunch. (name tags are being provided following feedback from last meeting)
1:45-2:30pm - Peter Boler, head of digital sales at Manchester Evening News

This month's meeting

The audience for media websites continues to grow, but can we make online revenues growing accordingly?

We often hear about the new ideas for increasing audiences and interaction on our sites, but what’s fresh when it comes to increasing the money we earn from those expanding audiences?

This month’s Digital Editors’ Network meeting on April 29th takes a detailed look at what media companies are doing to monetise their web offerings and how advertisers’ expectations are changing.

Digital editors from a wide range of regional newspapers and other media will contribute to the discussion with their own examples of good practice, but the meeting will also benefit from the contributions from three key speakers, each with their own perspective on the issue.

Ruth Spratt, digital and broadcast director for the Manchester Evening News group, will give an insight into how her company’s business model is adapting the challenges and opportunities of digital publishing.

Paul Bradshaw, author of the Onli…


The next meeting of the Digital Editors’ Network on January 29th will focus on maximising the potential of sport on media websites and tips for search engine optimisation.

Robert Hardie, managing editor of Northcliffe Digital Integrated Media, will kick off the discussion about online sports coverage with an update on his group’s strategy of developing websites for major football and rugby clubs covered by its titles.

Websites such as for Derby County fans (getting 2million pages impressions a month) and for Leicester City sit alongside local newspaper sites and will form part of a national network of sports sites aimed at providing a greater appeal to online fans and more advertising opportunities.

Simon Wharton, managing director of PushON Ltd, will initiate a discussion on how media websites can best use search engine optimisation.

He will use his experience in running an award winning online marketing agency in Manchester to refl…